At this point I could plug in the silver box and plug the mini-jack into the head phone out line of the iPod. Switch on the radio and press the MODE switch to get CD -- -- 0 0, press play on the iPod and there is music!
Once I got to this point i went to Radio shack and bought a shielded headphone extension cable (16 ft long) and ran it from the trunk, aroung the passenger footwell and out below the ash tray. I purchased an iPod nano dock from the Apple store and set it between the shifter and the console.
For now I put some velcro on the silver box and stuck it to the side of the trunk. I think that it will fit in the recess under the carpet at the edge of the trunk and that is probably where it will end up.